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Chris Rea

1951 - Today

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Christopher Anton Rea ( REE-ə; born 4 March 1951) is an English rock and blues singer and guitarist from Middlesbrough. Known for his distinctive voice and his slide guitar playing, Rea has recorded twenty five solo albums, two of which topped the UK Albums Chart, The Road to Hell in 1989 and its successor, Auberge, in 1991. He had already become "a major European star by the time he finally cracked the UK Top 10" with the single "The Road to Hell (Part 2)".Over the course of his long career, Rea's work has at times been informed by his struggles with serious health issues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chris Rea has received more than 4,347,860 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Chris Rea is the 174th most popular singer (up from 182nd in 2019), the 748th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 803rd in 2019) and the 21st most popular British Singer.

Chris Rea is most famous for his song "The Road to Hell."

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  • 38

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  • 5.93

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  • 3.27

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Among singers, Chris Rea ranks 174 out of 3,528Before him are Celia Cruz, Ben E. King, Charles Trenet, Beniamino Gigli, İbrahim Tatlıses, and Barbara Strozzi. After him are Esma Redžepova, Manu Chao, Sofia Rotaru, Falco, David Coverdale, and Anna German.

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Among people born in 1951, Chris Rea ranks 31Before him are Paul Breitner, Traian Băsescu, Bob Geldof, Anjelica Huston, Gordon Brown, and Kathryn Bigelow. After him are David Coverdale, Jill Biden, Kenny Dalglish, Jaco Pastorius, Blaise Compaoré, and Chesley Sullenberger.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Chris Rea ranks 748 out of 7,765Before him are Harry Kroto (1939), Derek Jacobi (1938), Bruce Chatwin (1940), Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), and James Joseph Sylvester (1814). After him are Ben Jonson (1572), David J. Thouless (1934), John Frederic Daniell (1790), Boris Karloff (1887), Lewis Hamilton (1985), and Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (1881).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Chris Rea ranks 21Before him are Annie Lennox (1954), Eric Burdon (1941), Peter Gabriel (1950), Tom Jones (1940), Bruce Dickinson (1958), and Chris Norman (1950). After him are David Coverdale (1951), Bryan Ferry (1945), Petula Clark (1932), Rob Halford (1951), Dave Gahan (1962), and Dua Lipa (1995).

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